Mafia thrived in Cong rule in Himachal: Shah
BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday lashed out at the Congress alleging the party had “sullied” the image of ‘Devbhumi’ Himachal by turning it into a state where mafia thrived.
Addressing rallies in the poll-bound hill state, Shah latched on to former Union Home minister P Chidambaram’s comments regarding more autonomy for Kashmir and demanded that Rahul Gandhi make his stance clear on the issue. He accused the Congress of speaking the language used in Pakistan.
“Himachal has become a land of the mafia with forest mafia, mining mafia, drug mafia, transfer mafia, liquor mafia and land mafia flourishing in the state,” he alleged while addressing rallies at Banikhet in Dalhousie and Chwalra in Jwali.
Targeting Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Shah alleged that there was not even a single member in the Congress leader’s family who was not facing corruption charges.
He said the people of Himachal Pradesh would end the corruption and ‘mafia raj’ in the state.
The BJP has already announced starting a Gudiya helpline for reporting all cases of crime in the state, Shah pointed out.—
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday took a swipe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his party’s decision to contest “four-five seats” in the Gujarat Assembly polls and wondered why he was fighting for a “losing” battle.
The JD(U) had last week announced that it will contest its “traditional” four to five seats in Gujarat and urged the Election Commission to reject the Sharad Yadav faction’s claim over the party symbol so that it can fight the election.
“Why is his party planning to contest the Gujarat polls? Can JD(U) win there? During the presidential elections, Nitish had urged the UPA not to fight a losing battle by insisting on putting up a candidate. Has he done away with his wisdom of that time,” the former deputy CM tweeted.